Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Episode Fourteen: Liz Burns & Kelly Jensen

Steve speaks with librarians / bloggers Liz Burns and Kelly Jensen.

Kelly (l.) and Liz (r.)
Liz Burns blogs about young adult books, TV, and other things that capture her fancy at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy at School Library Journal. By day, she is a Youth Services Librarian for an east coast regional library for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Liz co-authored, with Sophie Brookover, Pop Goes the Library: Using Pop Culture to Connect with Your Whole Community (Information Today, Inc., 2008).Three things to know about her: her favorite television show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she used to be a lawyer (but don't hold that against her) and she loves to read. Liz lives at the Jersey Shore.... and it's nothing like the TV show. Really. You can follow her on Twitter @LizB.


Kelly Jensen is a librarian, a reader, a writer, a copy editor, and compulsive consumer of all things books and blogs. She lives in a small town in Wisconsin but grew up near Chicago, spending time in rural Iowa and Austin, Texas in between. She enjoys really bad reality television, cooking, traveling, ice cream, and making art. Two crucial facts: she does not eat red meat and has not read Jane Austen. She's probably the cruelest person you will ever know. Kelly blogs at Stacked and you can find her on Twitter @catagator.


SHOW NOTES:
Toddlers & Tiaras


Blog posts/series/presentations:
Kelly & Jackie Parker's Passive Programming #SubvertALA Presentation
Liz and Sophie Brookover's book, Pop Goes the Library
Liz's ALA presentation on ReTelling Stories
"So You Want to Read YA?" series
On Passion & Igniting It


Book Blogs:
Hi Miss Julie
Bookshelves of Doom
Colleen Mondor/Chasing Ray
Book Smugglers
Reading Rants
Clear Eyes, Full Shelves
The Readventurer
Youth Services Corner
YA Love Blog 

Book picks for 2012:
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
The List by Siobhan Vivian
Come See About Me by CK Kelly Martin
Long Lankin by Lindsay Barraclough
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
Grave Mercy